CZ LOKO shows first EffiShunter 300 for PKP Intercity
CZ LOKO will deliver a total of 10 locomotives to Poland.
CZ LOKO has published a picture of the first EffiShunter 300 locomotive for PKP Intercity. The first machines will be handed over to the Polish carrier in July.
“The locomotive is currently going through the approval process, with three more locomotives close to completion,” said CZ LOKO’s marketing manager Michal Schaffer. The locomotives are manufactured at the Jihlava plant.
CZ LOKO won a contract for ten locomotives for the Polish state carrier last February. The order is worth approximately 39.1 million Polish zloty (EUR 8.3 million). The long-distance passenger transport operator will use the Czech locomotives mainly for light shunting in depots and layover stations. They should be deployed in the Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Katowice and Krakow railway junctions. The same type of locomotive is used by Metro Warszawskie for shunting in the Warsaw metro.
EffiShunter 300 is a two-axle locomotive that, thanks to its size and interoperability, can also be operated on special metro lines. It is equipped with a CAT C13 internal combustion engine with an output of 328 kW that meets the strictest EU STAGE V emission standards. For operation in Poland, it will also be equipped with a local SHP national signaling system and, at the customer’s special request, recording equipment in the driver’s cabin.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.